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Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto

The Desperate Cover-Up of a Shame Culture: The Provenance of Mayor Hashimoto's Incendiary Comments about the Necessity of Comfort Women

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Kalliope Lee

Japan's war crimes have incurred a debt that must be paid--not only in reparation to the victims of neighboring countries, such as Korea and China, but for the sake of its own future.

Osaka Mayor Survives Censure Vote Despite Sex Slave Comments

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.30.2013 | World

TOKYO -- The mayor of Japan's second-largest city survived a censure motion Thursday over his inflammatory comments about Japan's wartime sex slavery,...

Osaka Mayor: Sex Slaves Comments May Have Lacked Sensitivity

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

TOKYO — An outspoken Japanese mayor who outraged many with remarks about Japan's wartime and modern sexual services stood by his comments Thursd...

Okinawa Women Want Apology From Osaka Mayor

Agence France Presse | Harumi Ozawa | Posted 07.15.2013 | World

Women on Japan's island chain of Okinawa on Wednesday demanded an apology from an outspoken Japanese politician who suggested US troops there make use...